Utah County Resources

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This entry was originally written by Patricia Lyn Scott, CA and Gary Topping Ph.D. for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

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The chart that follows is based on information from the Utah State Archives as verified by the Atlas of Utah (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1981) and John W. van Cott, Utah Place Names (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1990). County recorders maintain those land records of transactions filed in their counties. Many original birth and death records before statewide recording have been transferred to the Utah State Archives. Since this is an on-going process, it is best to contact them first regarding a specific county’s records in their holdings. Those county record books before 1905 that have not been transferred are at the county clerk’s office.

Courts were divided into districts with different county seats functioning as the seat of record at different times. Some of the original records that are extant for a county may not be in the county seat but may have been transferred to the Utah State Archives (see Utah Probate Records and Utah Court Records). Those at the county seat reside with the county clerk. The listing of the dates below were verified by the Utah State Archives and checked against the FHL catalog, the State Archives’ Series Catalog, the WPA Guide to Public Vital Statistics of Utah (Salt Lake City: Utah Historical Records Survey, 1941), and individual county holdings.


Map County County Address Date Formed Parent County(ies) Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court
G2 Beaver 105 E. Center, Beaver 84713 1856 Iron1898–190518871900–05186718561856
A2 Box Elder 01 S. Main St., Brigham City 84302 1856 Green River/Weber1898–190518881898–1905185618561856
A4 Cache 179 N. Main St., Logan 84321 1856 Green River1898–190518871898–1905185718601860
E6 Carbon 120 E. Main, Price 84501 1894 Emery1898–191818941898–1905189418941894
Carson1854 (became part of Nevada Territory in 1861)
Cedar1856 (abolished 1862; annexed to Utah County)
B7 Daggett 95 N. First West, Manila 84046 1917 Uintah*1918*191819181918
* See Uintah County
B4 Davis State and Main St., Farmington 84025 1850 original1898–190518871898–1905187018531852
Deseret1856(became part of Nevada Territory in 1861)
C6 Duchesne 50 E. 100 S., Duchesne 84021 1914 Wasatch*1915*191519151915
* See Uintah County
F6 Emery 95 E. Main, Castle Dale 84513 1880 Sanpete/Sevier1898–190518871898–1905188118871887
H5 Garfield 55 S. Main, Panguitch 84759 1882 Iron/Kane/Washington1898–19051887——188218831882
F7 Grand 125 E. Center, Moab 84532 1890 Emery/Uintah1898–190518901898–1905189018901890
Greasewood1856 (discontinued in 1862; now part of Box Elder)
Green River1852 (annexed to Nebraska Territory in 1861; became part of Wyoming in 1868)
Humbolt1856 (became part of Nevada Territory in 1861)
H2 Iron 68 S. 100 E., Parowan 84761 1850 (as Little Salt Lake) original1898–190518881898–1905185118701851
E2 Juab 160 N. Main, Nephi 84648 1852 original1898–190518881898–1905185918591859
J4 Kane 76 N. Main, Kanab 84741 1864 Washington1900–0918871900–05187218781878
Malad1856 (discontinued in 1862; now a part of Box Elder)
F2 Millard 60 S. Main, Fillmore 84631 1852 Iron——1887——185218521852
B4 Morgan 48 W. Young St., Morgan 84050 1862 Summit/Weber/Cache1898–190518691898–1905186918691869
G4 Piute P.O. Box 99, Junction 84740 1865 Sevier1898–19001872——186818691869
A5 Rich 20 S. Main, Randolph 84064 1864 original1898–191218881898–1912187218721872
Rio Virgin1869 (became part of Nevada state, 1870)
St. Mary’s1856 (became part of Nevada Territory, 1861)
C4 Salt Lake 2001 S. State St., Salt Lake City 84190-1015 1850 original1898–190518871897–1905185218521851
J7 San Juan 117 S. Main, Monticello 84535 1880 Iron/Kane/Piute1898–191718881897–1917188318881898
E4 Sanpete 160 N. Main, Manti 84642 1850 original1898–190518881898–1905185518521852
F4 Sevier 250 N. Main, Richfield 84701 1865 Sanpete1898–190518871898–1905188518651865
Shambip1856(became part of Tooele County, 1863)
B5 Summit 60 N. Main, Coalville 84017 1854 Green River/Salt Lake1898–190518871898–1905186218661866
C2 Tooele 47 S. Main, Tooele 84074 1850 original1898–190518871898–1905185218701859
D7 Uintah 152 E. 100 N., Vernal 84078 1880 Summit/Wasatch/Sanpete1896–190518881896–1905188018801880
D4 Utah 100 E. Center St., Provo 84601 1850 original1898–190518871898–1905185118591852
C5 Wasatch 25 N. Main, Heber City 84031 1862 Green River/Davis1898–190518871898–1905186218831862
J2 Washington 197 E. Tabernacle, St. George 84770 1852 original1898–190518851898–1905185618731856
G5 Wayne 18 S. Main, Loa 84747 1892 Piute1898–190518921899–1905189218921892
B4 Weber 2549 Washington Blvd., Ogden 84401 1850 original1898–190518871898–1905185018521852
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